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What New Hires Did to Get Fired on the First Day

A new job may be confusing and hard, but it's still pretty hard to do something so dumb that it will get you fired on the spot. Here are some unwise choices new hires made that made their managers pull the plug before they could do any more damage. It's almost as if it's a competition to get fired.

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    Text - Text - neclord84 1.1k points · 15 hours ago I have been a fast food manager a long time so I have hired and fired a ton of people. Guy within 90 minutes of starting just started eating food off the cooks line. I walked around the corner he just looks at me and takes a bite out of a chicken strip. I am not a big yeller but I straight up ejected that dude like a baseball umpire. "THAT'S IT YOU'RE OUTTA HERE".
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    Text - Plumpuddingdog 29.2k points · 12 hours ago · edited 2 hours ago 2 2 W O & 8 More Well, second day for this one. Old guy, kept dozing off during training. Denied it when I addressed him about it and yet it kept happening. Fired him for it on day 2. Fast forward maybe 8 months, he emails me to let me know that he really had been falling asleep and I had been justified with the action I took. He realized there was an issue a few weeks after I terminated him because he fell asleep while drivi
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    Text - sonia72quebec 13.0k points · 15 hours ago She just left, I couldn't find her anywhere. Called her later at her parent's home and fired her. Mom was pissed. at me.
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    Text - gibbl011 12.0k points · 13 hours ago Pub & bar manager here. This happened at my previous pub. New guy's first shift and he was constantly on his phone and going for cigarette breaks without permission. 2 hours into his shift his mates came in and he gave them all free drinks, shots and snacks. Fired him on the spot and he had the audacity to appeal, despite overwhelming evidence against him including 5 witness statements and cctv, not to mention the stock count deficit.
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    Text - Owlmoose 9.8k points · 15 hours ago · edited 14 hours ago Girl snorted in disgust when I asked her to clear a table in her section. Wouldn't be shown how to set a table, and snapped at another manager. "Do you even want to be here?" I asked. "Not really." "OK, grab your stuff, good luck to you."
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    Text - ClericofTheDead 9.8k points · 13 hours ago 3 The dude who showed up in pants so tight you could see his entire dick and balls. It was a children's bounce play area/fun zone. We told him to go home and change.he came back over an hour later, with Starbucks, in blindingly white skinny jeans.same issue. Parents complained the first time.
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    Text - DarthAdobo 8.6k points · 15 hours ago Chief Officer of a merchant vessel here. Technically, 2nd in command of the ship after the Captain. A seaman joined our ship while our vessel was berthed in Mobile, Alabama. He was carrying a plastic water bottle during familiarization rounds on deck with the 3rd Officer, and when it was empty proceeded to throw the bottle overboard. My russian captain saw this, calmly asked me to call the seaman to his office, gave back all his documents, asked the a
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    Text - LiftSprinkles 6.5k points · 15 hours ago · edited 2 hours ago Showed up drunk. Showed up in sheer pants without underwear. Was a professional setting. It was a guy.
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    Text - BADMANvegeta_ 5.4k points · 13 hours ago Guy lied about knowing how to drive forklift. Drove into support beam.
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    Text - UmokBut888 4.5k points · 12 hours ago Two stand out. He was laughing at the ice bin. Admitted he was tripping balls. We laughed. I said you cant work here like that. We laughed. He said, YEA I KNOW. So that was fun. She stuffed all the 5's from a fresh register (meaning I knew exactly how many 5's were supposed to be there) in her bra assuming everyone who was TOTALLY watching wasn't paying attention. Nobody was gonna shake her down and the police were busy. She made $75 for roughly 30 mi
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    Text - mangoscape 4.5k points · 13 hours ago My boss hired a new lab technician, I am the manager so he had to report to me. At the end of the shift he tried to clean medical equipment with dish soap.. Cuz he didn't want to wait for the machine to finish. Which the other crew would be responsible for. He tried to microwave blood. In a microwave for food. And last but not least he forgot to put someone in the freezer. For five hours. He was such a mess
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    Text - Kataklysym69 4.1k points · 12 hours ago The guy signed a non disclosure as we were working around movie sets and production offices. Throughout the day he continuously asked if he could take photographs. Finally, I realized that his employment was not worth risking my own employment or the production companies information. He was relocated elsewhere but, he did not last long from what I hear.
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    Text - imarockstar 1.2k points · 12 hours ago We had an intern one semester .he was handed a large bundle of zip tied cables and asked to cut them apart and separate them. He literally cut the entire bundle in half rather then cut the zip ties to separate them. Lost $2000 worth of cables. Fired that day.
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    Text - High_PlainsDrifter 3.5k points · 12 hours ago Hired a guy on the recommendation of another employee. He no-call no-showed the first day. Second day he no-call no-showed, but halfway through the day called to tell me that his kid was sick (which I'm sympathetic for because I have kids too), but I had to tell him we couldn't use him. Then waves of abusive texts and phone messages from him and his wife. His final text was super-long and explained how I'd just made it an enemy for life and th
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    Text - Chief-_-Wiggum 3.1k points · 9 hours ago · edited 5 hours ago It is what happened on the first day but he didn't get fired until a bit later when we figured it out. Managed a msp team hired a bright guy.. All seems good on the first day. At the end of the first day he received a phone call where he announced his father has passed away. 2 weeks of compassionate leave for funeral out of state later, he was supposed to start work again but called from the car park to say he's too distraught.
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    Text - Squiggles87 2.7k points · 14 hours ago · edited 5 hours ago I'm a bar and restaurant manger. One day the new Kichen Porter walked through the front entrance carrying a huge bag of cheese over his shoulder, which the head chef had told him to pick up. He walked through the restaurant and, right in front of customers, launched it through the hatch in the kitchen, flying through the air as everyone just watched open mouthed. The huge bag of cheese landed hard in the deep fat fryer. The chef
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    Text - BearCavalryCorpral 2.7k points · 13 hours ago I'm not the manager in the story, but I was there for part of it. Dude gets hired, starts training. During training, GM instructs him to take out the trash. He refuses, gets into an argument. Apparently, he didn't know that he was arguing with the GM despite the big, fancy nametag with "General manager* printed in block letters on it. Gets sent home. For some reason, he still comes in the next day, smelling of alcohol. He grabs food (this is a
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    Text - legodoodle4 2.1k points · 14 hours ago He couldn't tie an apron on. He couldn't count change. Asked him to unpack boxes and found him sitting on the floor just.staring at them. It wasn't so much firing as a mutual "this isn't going to work" after four hours.
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